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An exciting initiative to support the recovery of Scotland’s live music industry, called Scotland on Tour, presents special concerts at the Rockfield Center in Oban this summer.
Scottish award-winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Elsa Jean McTaggart will also perform on Friday 6 May. The center then offers five more confirmed shows as part of their Scotland on Tour series throughout the year.
Elsa Jean McTaggart and her husband Gary Lister will present their show When the World Stood Still, a fascinating mix of music and storytelling about their move from the sunny and carefree island of Gran Canaria to the cold, wet and windy islands of western Scotland and their renovation of an abandoned cottage on the Isle of Lewis during lockdown.
Elsa Jean McTaggart said, “We can’t wait to take the stage and tell our story, with a Celtic fusion of Hebridean Melody celebrating life, grief, uncertainty, joy and laughter.” It’s a really fun show and we hope Rockfield Center audiences enjoy it!”
Scotland on Tour will take place over a 12-month period between April 2022 and 2023, supporting the creation of hundreds of concerts and performances at popular arts centres, town halls and community venues across Scotland. More than 120 artists are scheduled to perform at more than 100 venues across the country as part of the initiative.
The five remaining shows confirmed for Rockfield Center as part of the series include, Recitals for Wriggers on June 2, Ainsley Hamill on June 17, Mary Ann Kennedy and Finlay Wells on July 9, Ryan Young on October 8, and The Jellyman’s Daughter in october. 22.
The project, which has been created and run by Active Events, has been made possible with support from the Scottish Government of £750,000 and will focus on increasing the number of opportunities to present and enjoy live music, while bringing exciting acts to the doorsteps of the city, towns, villages and rural communities.
The year-long Scotland on Tour bill includes both emerging and established artists with genre acts spanning the breadth and breadth of the country, with genres rock, pop, jazz, classical, folk, trad and acoustics all presented.
Tickets for these shows and a host of other shows are on sale now at www.scotlandontour.com